Webster 1913 Edition
On condition; by stipulation; with the understanding; if; – usually followed by that;
providedthat nothing in this act shall prejudice the rights of any person whatever
Providedthe deductions are logical, they seem almost indifferent to their truth.
G. H. Lewes.
☞ This word is strictly a participle, and the word being is understood, the participle provided agreeing with the whole sentence absolute, and being equivalent to this condition being previously stipulated or established.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Stipulated as a condition, which condition is expressed in the following sentence or words; as, 'provided that nothing in this act shall prejudice the rights of any person whatever.' This sentence is in the nature of the case absolute, the clause or sentence independent; 'this or that being provided, which follows;' 'this condition being provided.' The word being is understood, and the participle provided agrees with the whole sentence absolute. 'This condition being previously stipulated or established.' This and that here refer to the whole member of the sentence.
provided (also provided that)
- Only if (the stipulation that follows is true).
- You can go to the party provided you finish all your homework first.
- on condition that
- only if
- provided that
- as long as
- simple past tense and past participle of provide